Elderly couple says 60 pounds of pot was intended for Christmas gifts

With that being said, these two geezers from California who told police the 60 pounds of weed they found in their truck was for Christmas presents have to be the greatest grandparents in the history of mankind.

When they stopped the vehicle, he said, deputies could immediately smell the strong odor of raw marijuana.

Lt. Paul Vrbka with the York sheriff's department told the York News-Times that police pulled over the couple's Toyota Tacoma because they observed it "driving over the center line and the driver failing to signal".

That's when police found 60 pounds of marijuana in their auto, along with several containers of concentrated THC. They told cops it was intended for Christmas presents.

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The marijuana was seized and it is estimated that the street value is $336,000, according to Sgt. Vrbka. Patrick Jiron was placed in York County Jail, but his wife Barbara was not due to a medical issue, USA Today reported.

According to a report from NPR, they were heading to Boston and Vermont.

The pair were charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver and no drug tax stamp, which is required by Nebraska state law, NPR said. Patrick has since been released on bond.

Nebraska is one of several U.S. states where marijuana remains illegal - even for medical uses. They told police they were traveling from California and meant to make stops in Boston, Mass. and Vermont to distribute the holiday cheer to family and friends.

  • Adam Floyd